CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe Racing Sebring test 2007-01-24

Tracy Second Quickest on Day 2 at Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida -- January 24th, 2007 -- Forsythe Championship Racing and Paul Tracy completed their second full day of testing today with their brand new Panoz DP01 at the...

Tracy Second Quickest on Day 2 at Sebring International Raceway

Sebring, Florida -- January 24th, 2007 -- Forsythe Championship Racing and Paul Tracy completed their second full day of testing today with their brand new Panoz DP01 at the historic Sebring International Raceway. The Team encountered mechanical problems which kept the #3 Indeck car out for most of the afternoon session. After the gremlins were solved Tracy still managed to hit the track during the last minutes of the day and turn a lap of 50.960 seconds (117.904mph) which put him second on the charts only .072 seconds behind defending Champion Sebastien Bourdais.

Paul Tracy (#3 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Panoz)

"Well we didn't get to do a lot of running today because we had a problem with the throttle that took a while to fix. So I wasn't really sure what to expect at first because everybody had already been running for an hour. It was pretty tough to get a clear lap at the end there, there were about four cars that were just cruising around and getting in everybody's way. So I guess considering everything it was pretty good to finish second today, and there's still some speed left in the car so I'm really looking forward to getting a full day of running tomorrow. I'm still getting used to the paddle shifters, that is a totally new thing for me. Some of the younger guys here have grown up with it but I still have to get used to the timing, I still find myself trying to reach for the gear lever every once in a while!"

Phil LePan, Team Manager

"We are still working out some of the issues with the new car, but that's what testing is all about, when you have a new car you just have to get as many miles in as possible and work out all the little problems that come up. We are all working hard tonight to make sure tomorrow we can have a productive test. Overall it's been a good test so far, we've had some problems but we are quick and the work that we've done over the winter is definitely paying off."

-credit: fr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Sébastien Bourdais